Not dnsmasq but dnsmasq-base is pulled in by ubuntu-desktop. If you define your interfaces statically using /etc/network/interfaces then you have to add the nameserver information to /etc/network/interfaces on lines like "dns-nameserver 184.108.40.206". See resolvconf(8) for more info.
** Changed in: resolvconf (Ubuntu) Status: New => Incomplete -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to resolvconf in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1575644 Title: resolvconf doesn't create the correct /etc/resolv.conf file when static IP addresses are used Status in resolvconf package in Ubuntu: Incomplete Bug description: By default, when installing ubuntu-desktop (and when installing some other packages as well), apt will also install dnsmasq as a dependency. When dnsmask is installed, and static IP addresses are used, resolv.conf creates a nearly empty /etc/resolv.conf file. The file only contains entries for localhost and the search domain. If static IP addresses are defined in /etc/network/interfaces, then shouldn't those DNS servers should be included in /etc/resolv.conf regardless of the presence of dnsmask? ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04 Package: resolvconf 1.78ubuntu2 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-21.37-generic 4.4.6 Uname: Linux 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2 Architecture: amd64 Date: Wed Apr 27 08:34:24 2016 InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-04-26 (0 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.3) PackageArchitecture: all SourcePackage: resolvconf UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/resolvconf/+bug/1575644/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp